Good day to you ladies and gents, time for some film news and today I’m going to talk about the big news that came from 20th Century Fox yesterday in relation to their upcoming films. The following information comes from ComicBookMovie:
What a way to start the New Year, eh? Channing Tatum has already been confirmed as playing Gambit in his own solo movie (and presumably X-Men: Apocalypse as well), but we now know that the movie will reach us on October 7th, 2016. Robocop scribe Josh Zetumer is penning the screenplay based on a treatement written by legendary X-Men writer Chris Claremont, the man who created the character alongside Jim Lee in 1990. The Fantastic Four 2 – it’s happening whether you like it or not – will now reach us a little earlier on June 2nd, 2017, with the currently untitled Dawn of the Planet of the Apes sequel taking its original July 14th, 2017 slot. Finally, Assassin’s Creed has FINALLY been given another release date as it has been confirmed as hitting on December 21st, 2016.
Alrighty then so we finally have some dates for some of these upcoming Fox films. Let’s start with Gambit, this film will be coming out a good few months after X-Men: Apocalypse, I’m okay with that. While a lot of people aren’t too keen on Channing Tatum‘s involvement in this film, I like him as an actor and I believe he’ll do a decent job, obviously we still don’t know what the story is, how it will fit into the current X-Men timeline or what Tatum will look like, but hey at least the film’s being made right? Next up is The Fantastic Four 2, so Fox must have confidence in this first film if they’ve set a date for the sequel in 2017. I want to be hyped for this current Fantastic Four reboot, but I can’t because I have yet to see anything from the film, so yeah, that’s that. Next is Planet of the Apes 3, I’m super pissed off that it’s been pushed back another year. The 3 years that we had to wait for Dawn was hard enough, and to do that again really does hurt me, I guess a film like that does need time to be crafted but a 3-year gap does suck compared to a 2-year wait. And finally there’s Assassin’s Creed, this film has been talked about and been in pre-production for ages, but it finally has a release date for December 2016. I’m glad the film finally has a date and hopefully we’ll hear more about the film in terms of story and characters over the course of the year.
So what do you think of these release dates? Please leave comments below. 😀